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a1r Gesta Romanorum [Cap. 1-136, 138-63, 137, 164-81]. ‘Ex gestis Romanorum historie notabiles de viciis virtutibusque tractantes cum applicacionibus moralizatis et misticis.’ See G‑143.
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Imprint: [Cologne: Ulrich Zell, 1482-94]. Folio.
Remarks: As dated by GW; Sheppard dates [1482-90].
Collation: a–l8 mn6.
Remarks: Leaf a2 signed ai, etc.
GW: GW 10886;
Hain: C 2718;
Goff: Goff G‑284;
BMC: BMC I 199;
Proctor: Pr 915;
Others: Hillard 893; Oates 413; Sack, Freiburg, 1231; Sheppard 703-4; Voulliéme, Köln, 502.
Copy number: G-147(1)
Wanting the blank leaf a1.
Binding: Nineteenth-century white glazed paper boards.
Size: 299 × 218 × 27 mm.
Size of leaf: 290 × 210 mm.
On a1r a six-line initial is supplied in blue. Paragraph initials, paragraph marks, underlining of chapter headings, and capital strokes are supplied in red.
Provenance: Georg Franz Burkhard Kloß (1787-1854); sale (1835), lot 1826. One of two copies purchased for £2. 2. 0 or £1. 10. 0; see Books Purchased (1835), 11.
SHELFMARK: Auct. 2Q 3.24.
Copy number: G-147(2)
2. Werner Rolewinck, Fasciculus temporum. [Strasbourg: Johann Prüss, not before 1490] (R‑125(2)).
Binding: Sixteenth-century blind-tooled calf over wooden boards, two clasps lost; rebacked. On both covers triple fillets form a double frame; within the outer frame are stamps of scrolls with two kinds of flowers. Title across the upper part of the fore-edge.
Size: 285 × 194 × 41 mm.
Size of leaf: 270 × 185 mm.
On the front endleaf an autograph letter of T. F. Dibdin to Francis Douce.
Initials are supplied in red; capital strokes in red in a1r only.
Provenance: Johannes Fontanus (fl. 1587); on the front endleaf ‘Sum Iohannis Fontani emptus A 87', in a sixteenth-century(?) hand. Francis Douce (1757-1834); armorial book-plate. Bequeathed in 1834.
SHELFMARK: Douce 183(1).
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